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For My Lover  Tracy Chapman



      [d]    [u]            [d]    [u]             [d]    [u]    [d]    [u]                             
e-----0---0-----------3---3-----------|2---2---2---0---------|
B--T--0---0-----------0---0-----------|3---3---3---0---------|
G--A--0---0-----------0---0-----------|2---2---2---0---------|
D--B--2---2-------0---0---0-------0---|0---0---0---2---------|
A-----2---2---0^2-----2---2---0^2-----|------------3---------|
E-----0---0-----------3---3-----------|----------------------|

The intro is repeated, and then:

[Em]Two weeks in a Vir[G]ginia jail
[D]For my lover, f[A]or my lover.
[Em]Twenty thousand [G]dollar bail
[D]              [A]                                                                  
For my lover, for my lover.---

[C]And everybody thinks
A(add9) (x02420)
I'm the fool.
[D]                                                                                
They don't get---any

[C]love from you.
[Em]                                                                                
Things we won't do for love---

[Em]I'd climb a mountain if I had to,
[G]                                                                                
risk my life so I could have you---

[D]                                                                                
you- you- you- you...

Cmaj7 (x32000)
you- you -you -you -you.


Repeat this progression with these lyrics:

Everyday I'm psychoanalyzed
for my lover, for my lover.
Dope me up and I tell them lies
for my lover, for my lover.---

And everybody thinks... etc.

Stay on the Cmaj7 the second time through an extra measure, for:
[Cmaj7]    I follow my heart
[Em]    and leave my head to ponder
[D]                                                                                
    deep in this love--- no

[Cmaj7]man can shake.
Keep with these chord changes for the rmaining lyrics:
I follow my heart
and leave my mind to wonder,

is this love worth- the sacri-
fices I make?

Now repeat the from the "Two weeks in a Virginia jail" verse.
Why?:

The chords used in this are Bm (x24432), G (320003), A (x02220),
D(add9) (xx0230), and A(add9) (x02420). The intro is merely alternating
between Bm and G, and adding hammers-on. In the case of the Bm hammer-on the
three fingers other than the one barring at the second fret. With the G hammer
on the pointer finger. After that:
[Bm]Why do the babies starve, there's enough food to feed the world?
[G]Why, when there's so many of us are there [A]people still alone?
[Bm]Why are the missiles called peacekeepers, when they're aimed to kill?
[G]Why is a woman still not safe [A]when she's in her home?
[D(add9]   Love is hate
[Aadd9]   war is peace,
[Bm]   no is yes,-
[G]                                                                               
   we're all free.---- But, some-

[Bm]body's gonna have to answer, the time is coming soon. Amidst
[G]all these questions and contradictions there're
[A]some who seek the truth.  Tell me...
Then repeat.

She's Got Her Ticket:
Chords are C, G and Am.

Mountains O' Things
Chords in this one are Am, Dm, F and G.

All That You Have Is Your Soul:

Basic fingerpicking pattern embellished with hammers-on, changing
between A, E, D, and D(add9) (xx0230). I think that she might play this capoed
at the fifth fret, but am not sure. The version I do is without a capo.
Hammer-on a "d" on the A chord pattern, a "c" on the E, a "g" on the D, and a
"d" on the D(add9).

Coming next: April Come She Will by Simon & Garfunkel.


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